Library celebrates 100 years of Toledo's Jazz Great Tatum

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by: Rhonda B. Sewell | Category: Events

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to present a celebration to honor 100 years of Toledo’s own jazz great Art Tatum, scheduled from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

The event will feature noted pianist/vocalist Johnny O’Neal. O’Neal portrayed Art Tatum in the Hollywood film Ray, starring actor Jamie Foxx. In the movie, Foxx’s Ray Charles character goes to a nightclub to see the legendary Tatum played by O’Neal. During filming, O’Neal’s tune Yesterdays made it to the silver screen.

The Library’s Art Tatum celebration will also feature special entertainment guests Charles McDaniel, and Keith Bernhard & More Jazz Messengers.

So . . . put on your jazzy attire and join Your Library for this very special celebration featuring live music, refreshments, dancing, fun activities and more! Proceeds benefit the Art Tatum African American Resource Center at Kent Branch Library.

Ticket information:
Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple
VIP Tickets with Johnny O’Neal are $45 per person/$65 per couple (7-7:30 p.m. in the Main Library McMaster Lobby)
Tickets available at all Library locations beginning on Monday, September 14

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